The Indian Medical Tourism Association is always striving to educate and promote awareness throughout the industry. The information and research gained from conducting research and surveys significantly increases awareness in medical tourism through our findings and current information. Survey results are published through numerous media outlets.

Below we have provided Surveys, reports, statistics and quotes that media and press are free to use in their stories as long as the proper attribution is provided:


  • A 2015 Survey found that future interest of medical travel is driven by cost savings (61%) and quality (21%).
  • A 2015 Survey found that patient safety is the most important factor in choosing a medical tourism destination.
  • A 2015  Survey found that patients spent between $3,600 and $7,600 USD on medical treatments per medical travel trip.
  • A 2015  Survey found that patients require between $4,900 and $8,600 USD cost savings to pursue medical tourism.
  • A 2015  Survey found that nearly 57% of patients reported costs of less than $1,000 USD for air travel for treatments outside their region of residence.
  • A 2015 Survey found that 65% of patients participating in medical travel are not covered by insurance.
  • A 2015  Survey found that top destination choices by country was India
  • A 2015  Survey found that 20% of patients would be willing to seek medical treatment at a destination outside their region of residence if air travel was      between 1-5 hours.
  • A 2013  Survey found that nearly 27% of patients had previously traveled to a foreign country to receive medical care, most were female, all were between ages 45 and 64;  all were college educated; half had household incomes between $50,000 and $100,000; and some had health insurance (50%), while other did not.
  • A 2013  Survey found that nearly 80% of the demand for medical travel is driven by cost savings.
  • A 2013  Survey found that medical tourists spend between $7,475 and $15,833 per medical travel trip.
  •  A 2013 Survey found that 48% of respondents would be interested in engaging in medical tourism again at some point in the future.
  •  A 2013  Survey found that the cost of medical treatment (85%) and state-of-the-art technology (83%) were the most important factors in their decision to travel abroad for treatment.
  • A 2013 Survey found that out of 49 participants that had previously traveled overseas for medical treatment, 36% used a medical tourism facilitator.
  • A July 2010  Survey found that 71% of Insurance Companies & Employers thought that Healthcare Reform would have a positive effect on the Medical Tourism Industry.
  • A June 2009  Survey found that 64% of patients that traveled abroad for care did not have health insurance.
  • A June 2009  Patient Survey found almost 83% of patients traveled with a companion.
  • A June 2009  Patient Survey found almost 70% of patients rated their medical care as excellent.
  • A June 2009  Patient Survey found that 33% of patients traveled abroad for cosmetic surgery.
  • A June 2009  Patient Survey found almost 90% of patients or their companions engaged in tourism activities.
  • A June 2009  Patient Survey found almost 85% of  patients found they received more personalized medical care than in their country.
  • A June 2009  Survey found almost 86% of US patients said they would travel again overseas for medical care

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